Mount Pleasant, IA
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Mount Pleasant is a somewhat small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 8,433 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Mount Pleasant is the 45th largest community in Iowa.

Mount Pleasant is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Pleasant is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Pleasant who work in office and administrative support (16.05%), management occupations (8.99%), and teaching (8.97%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Mount Pleasant spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.38 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of Mount Pleasant overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Mount Pleasant, 21.02% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Mount Pleasant in 2010 was $21,757, which is lower middle income relative to Iowa, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,028 for a family of four. However, Mount Pleasant contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Mount Pleasant is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mount Pleasant home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Pleasant residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mount Pleasant include Irish, English, Swedish, and Norwegian.

The most common language spoken in Mount Pleasant is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Laotian.

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